Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in New York, New York.
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city s five boroughs. Our large health care system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.
As part of NYC Health + Hospitals, the Office of Population Health (OPH) has a broad portfolio encompassing ambulatory care transformation, development of innovative care models, chronic disease prevention and management, research and evaluation, population health analytics, and social determinants of health. The Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC) is a shared program between the Office of Population Health and Office of Behavioral Health. MHSC is an exciting opportunity to providing a training ground for early career social workers in diverse health care practices across NYC Health + Hospitals earning valuable clinical experience while receiving ongoing training and structured supervision.
MHSC focuses on the recruitment, training, and support of early career social workers to become fully licensed behavioral health clinicians with a specific focus on incorporating evidence-based practices.
30 trainees are placed in primary care practices throughout the system, providing integrated behavioral health treatment through the Collaborative Care model, a team-based care model whose goal is to expand access to behavioral health treatment where services may not otherwise be available. Placements may be in adult primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, HIV services or women s health.
We are seeking a MHSC Consulting Psychiatrist (Adult) in the Office of Population Health.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the MHSC Medical Director in OPH, MHSC Medical Director-Psychaitry, and Directors of Psychiatry at assigned facilities, the MHSC Consulting Psychiatrist is responsible for supporting behavioral healthcare in primary care clinics using the Collaborative Care model, an evidence-based, treatment to target model of care that uses systematic monitoring of symptoms and a stepped care approach to treatment of common conditions such as depression and anxiety. The psychiatrist will be one member of the Collaborative Care team, which includes a Collaborative Care Clinician (social worker and/or nurse) and a primary care physician, at several clinics across NYC Health + Hospitals.
Provide regularly scheduled (weekly) caseload consultation to the Collaborative Care Clinicians (RNs and social workers) focused primarily on patients who are new to the caseload or who are not improving as expected under current treatment plan
Work with Collaborative Care Clinicians to oversee the status and population health of their assigned patient caseload. The psychiatrist consultant assists the Collaborative Care Clinicians in prioritizing patients for case review and treatment adjustment by reviewing the patient registry
Recommend treatment adjustments through the case review process or in ad hoc consultations, including medication recommendations and other interventions
Document treatment recommendations, as needed, in the medical record
Advise on treatment for patients who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care, supporting treatment in the medical setting until patient can be engaged in specialty care as appropriate
Be available to provide ad hoc telephone consultation to medical providers for complex patients or challenging patient situations via phone
Occasionally and as needed, provide direct evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the Collaborative Care Clinician and/or primary care provider and document appropriately in the medical record
Development and delivery of in service training for primary care providers and staff
Assist primary care clinics on workflow management and practice transformation toward a Collaborative Care model
MD or DO from an accredited medical or osteopathy school
Completion of ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program
Board certified or eligible by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
NYS License and DEA Certificate
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
Able to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations